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How does acute rhinitis affect the body?

Acute rhinitis occurs when the membranes inside the nose become inflamed, resulting in congestion and a runny nose. Viral rhinitis caused by the common cold primarily produces sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, and a sore throat. Allergic rhinitis involves itching, runny nose, nasal congestion, and itching or watering of the eyes.

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